South Central reporter Ray revealed an excellent method for hunting early season bucks: He uses trail cams (and sightings, if possible) to reveal an active, mature animal. Then he hunts that buck aggressively. Many hunters are afraid to chase an early season buck. Big mistake, according to Brandon, who correctly assumes he has a narrow window of opportunity to exploit. If he’s unsuccessful at shooting the buck, he may get another opportunity later, during the rut. An excellent approach, and one that’s proven successful for me as well!